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A common theme we see a lot of in our news coverage here at CU Times is the noncompetitive nature of credit unions – the fact that they choose to support one another instead of fight over new business, members or employees. For example, it’s not unusual for a credit union to recommend another cooperative to a potential member or employee, simply because it may be a better fit for their financial needs or skill set. What matters most to many credit unions is the success of the movement as a whole, and their unified philosophy isn’t something you’ll find in a lot of industries (ahem, banking).

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as managing editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 13 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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